Product Type: Kraft Cheese
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Kraft Philadelphia Light
Member Name: ridgeway27
Kraft Philadelphia Light
Advantages: Great Taste, Fab Price. Diverse Flavours and Cooking Uses
Disadvantages: Addictive (!)
We have been purchasing this product for years and it is highly favoured by everyone in the family - males as well as females!!
I am not a huge cheese fan, but I do really like this product - even though my personal preference is to have it more as a dip than a spread. I have recently seen adverts on TV where it is being used in deserts and cooked meals too which I think is excellent as it shows how diverse this product can be. I also love the garlic and herb version, because the taste is fantastic!
I have attempted a supermarket own version of cream cheese once, because I accept that sometimes supermarket products can be just as good - but I have yet to find anything which pulls me away from Philadelphia because the taste is just fantastic and I now tend to stick to what I love and enjoy!
In order to taste, the tub needs to be opened by lifting the lid off (plastic with the logo and imaging on it) and then a silver foiled wrapper is peeled back to reveal the cream cheese.
We always keep ours refrigerated because this keeps the cheese cool, the texture perfect, and the taste as it should be! It helps to keep the lid and wrapper on there when it is scored away so that the cheese does not lose anything by way of flavour.
My only concern regarding this product is that sometimes I find that there is a slight watery liquid inside the tub. It is not a huge concern for us, because usually the cheese is consumed relatively quickly after the tub is opened, but on some occasions (where it hasn't been) I have found that this slight liquid puts me off eating it - and this is always when it has been stored with the plastic lid intact and well within the best before end time.
Being a supermarket food item, this is often readily available, and often on special offer. It is one of those products which I would buy regardless of whether there was a special offer, but to provide some indication my most recent 300g pot was purchased for £1.00 from my local Asda.
Medium Fat Soft Cheese
Added Ingredients: Stabilisers (Locust Bean Gum, Carrageenan), Citric Acid, Flavouring. Contains Pasteurised Milk.
*NUTRITIONAL INFO PER 30g SERVING*
Calories: 47 (2% GDA)
Sugar: 1.2g (1% GDA)
Fat: 3.5g (5% GDA)
Saturates: 2.3g (11% GDA)
Salt: 0.3g (5% GDA)
I have found this website which has many recipes using Philadelphia available. I personally have not attempted any - but I hope the dishes turn out well if you do!
Summary: The only cream cheese for me!